This letter proposes ALPEN, a simple, flexible and cost effective ATM-WAN architecture that emulates multiple ATM-layer protocols at the edge nodes. Any new ATMlayer protocol can be easily implemented by modifying only the edge nodes. The transit network is simple and independent of the protocols emulated, and ALPEN has a short response time. It is very suitable for implementing mutimedia ATM networks.
|Number of pages
|IEICE Transactions on Communications
|Published - 1996 Jan 1
- Protocol emulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering